Material Handler

Posted: 06/03/2021

SUMMARY Responsible for supplying operators with material and packaging supplies, helping operators start up, shut down machines and help package and inspect products when necessary.  Relieves operators for breaks, weighing, tagging and segregating materials, operating granulators safely and efficiently, cleaning and care of plant.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Reads work order or follows oral instructions to ascertain materials, containers or products to be moved.  Opens containers.  Loads and unloads materials onto or from pallets, trays, racks, and shelves by hand and/or moving devices/machines.
Conveys materials from storage or work sites to designated area.  Secures lifting attachments to materials and conveys load to destination or signals forklift drivers or hoisting operators to move load to destination.
Counts, weighs, and records number of units of materials moved or handled on daily production sheet.  Stacks or assembles materials into bundles and bands bundles together.  Attaches identifying tags or labels to materials or marks information on cases, batches, or other containers. 
Clamps sections of portable conveyor together or places conveyor sections on blocks or boxes to facilitate movement of materials or products. Removes samples of materials, labels with identifying information, and takes samples to compound for analysis.
Lifts heavy objects by hand or with power hoist, and cleans work area, machines, and equipment to assist machine operators.  Makes simple adjustments or repairs such as realigning belts or replacing rollers. 
QUALIFICATIONS  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
LANGUAGE SKILLS Must be able to read and write.  Good verbal communication a must.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS  The physical demands described here are representative of, but not limited to, those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
                               Able to lift 60 lbs. repetitively
                               Able to lift 30 lbs. - 100 lbs on an occasional basis
                               Up to 200 lbs. lateral pull on winder shaft.
                               Crane lifts of 80lbs and over
WORK ENVIRONMENT  Must be team oriented and work well with others in order to obtain company goals.  Must have good housekeeping skills.